I. General Guidelines
A. Any advertising that suggests, refers to, or explicitly/implicitly invites, people to alcohol-related events is prohibited.
B. Any publicity (flyers, posters, etc.) must be approved by the hall director and/or Residence Life Office (for advertising in the residence halls) or the Student Activities Office (for advertising in the Union) before posting and/or distributing.
C. Any religious advertising must be approved first by the office for College Ministries before receiving a stamp from other locations on campus.
D. Website advertising must follow all advertising guidelines.
E. Infractions of this policy are cause for disciplinary action (i.e., loss of advertising privileges, probation, etc.).
II. Approved locations of advertisements
A. Advertisements which imply that alcohol is available are not allowed in any campus building.
B. All publicity materials to be posted in the Dahl Centennial Union or residence halls must be approved (stamped) by the officials in the office of Student Activities and/or Residence Life.
C. Ads may be posted on Dahl Centennial Union or residence hall bulletin boards ONLY!. No advertising along wall or hallway outside of cafeteria without special permission. Advertising is not permitted in stairwells or landings due to fire code regulations. Ads placed in other non-designated areas will be removed. Advertising is limited to one poster per bulletin board.
D. Posters. Posters to be displayed on public bulletin boards are subject to the approval of the appropriate office - for Dahl Centennial Union bulletin boards, the Coordinator of Student Activities; the kiosk in the CFL, the Campus Programming Office; for other locations, contact the supervisory office for that specific building area, or inquire at the Student Activities Office. Supervision of each residence hall bulletin board is the responsibility of the Hall Director.
E. Chalking must abide by the above advertising guidelines and is not permitted under overhangs and entrances to the buildings.
III. Who is Allowed to Advertise
A. Recognized campus organizations.
B. Churches and nonprofit organizations may publicize events located off campus.
C. Businesses may not advertise unless a recognized campus organization is sponsoring the activity. However, they may post one flyer on the "Free Market" bulletin board in the Dahl Centennial Union if the advertisement complies with the policies of Luther College.
IV. Specifics on Advertising
1. In accordance with the policy stated in I above, advertisements are restricted to the following guidelines:
a. Advertising must describe the event.
b. Advertisements must give the location of the event.
c. Advertisements should list the time of the event.
d. All advertisements must state the name of the organization sponsoring the event.
1. Any event or advertisement which is an affront to personal dignity, violates individual rights, reflects an ethnic or racial prejudice, or causes personal offense.
2. Any graphics depicting alcoholic beverage containers, persons consuming beverages, or obscene acts.
3. Advertisements calling the event an “all-campus party.”
1. To assist advertisers and to help comply with l.C. above, we recommend that all advertisements be approved by either the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union or the Associate Dean for Student Life.
2. The print shop will not print ads without notification of approval.
3. To enhance your event, we recommend you have a theme. This will help with identification of the event and advertising.
4. The word party may only be used when it is used as part of the theme or used as a noun in the advertisement (i.e., Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Beach Party).
5. The Luther Mail Center also abides by the above guidelines.
6. Final decision on acceptable advertisements is up to the discretion of the Coordinator for Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union and the Associate Dean for Student Life.